Tension over KG gas escalates
In the absence of investment approvals, Reliance and its partner, BP Plc, have been warned of a further drop in KG-D6 gas output. RIL executive director P.M.S. Prasad and BP India head Sashi Mukundan met oil minister S. Jaipal Reddy for nearly three-and-a-half hours on Friday to highlight their woes because of his ministry not approving annual budgets and capital spending for three years, sources said.
An oil ministry statement said the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), which is carrying out an audit of the spending in the KG-D6 block from 2009-10 to 2011-12, had "recommended withholding of sanctions for annual work plans and budgets if access to records is denied to the CAG". The CAG had submitted an audit of KG-D6 for 2006-07 to 2008-09 to Parliament in September last year and RIL's "denial of access to records to the CAG was adversely commented upon in the previous audit", the statement said.
While the CAG audit report was submitted in September, sources said the oil ministry-controlled block oversight committee had not approved budgets and work programme for 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13. The management committee, which is headed by the director-general of hydrocarbons and includes a senior official of the oil ministry, is to approve spending before the beginning of a fiscal.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.
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Date 23-02-14 1:43
Tooltip Information:AAP's alliance with Cong. a suicide: BJPVideo by:Description: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.Rating: 3.37Views: 59097
Date 15-09-14 1:06
Tooltip Information:Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt to resign after losing to Left oppositionVideo by:Description: Sweden, Sep 15 (ANI): Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt concedes his defeat after opposition center-left alliance, led by the Social Democratic Party, beat the incumbent center-right government in the 2014 parliamentary election. Reinfeldt is to resign on Monday after the defeat. He also told supporters in Stockholm late yesterday that he will also step down as leader of the conservative Moderate Party next year. According to Swedish Parliament website, the final election results are expected to come out on September 20 and the newly elected parliament will convene on September 29.Rating: 4.5Views: 115
Date 13-09-14 2:39
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Date 12-09-14 5:13
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Date 23 mins ago 5:47
Tooltip Information:Politicos on Chinese President s three day India visitVideo by:Description: New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over Chinese President Xi Jinping s visit to India. Xi Jinping will arrive in Ahmedabad on Wednesday afternoon on a three day state visit. He will be received by Gujarat Governor OP Kohli, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and her cabinet colleagues at Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport at around 2 p.m. President Jinping, his wife and his entourage will be given a traditional welcome along with a guard of honour. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will welcome him in Vastrapur, after which, both leaders will hold talks. It is expected that both sides will sign three memoranda of understanding (MoUs). Of them, two are for relations between Guangdong and Gujarat and Guangzhou and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. The third MoU is related to cooperation in the industrial sector.Rating: 4Views: 0
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